How To Make A Carousel In Figma

Figma is a fantastic tool for UI/UX design, and one of its many features is the ability to create interactive carousels. Today, we’ll explore how you can use Figma to create your own carousel. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Set Up Your Frames

To begin with, you need to set up your frames. Frames will hold the content of each slide. You can create a frame by selecting the Frame Tool from the toolbar at the top of the Figma application, and then draw your frame on the canvas. Make sure each frame is the same size, to ensure a smooth animation.

Step 2: Add Your Content

Next, add the content you want to display in your carousel. This could be images, text, buttons, or anything else you want to feature. Simply drag and drop your content into the frames. Remember to keep your content consistent across frames to maintain a cohesive look and feel.

Step 3: Create a Prototype

Now, we’re going to move from the Design tab to the Prototype tab. Here, we’ll link our frames together to create the carousel effect. Click on the first frame, and then drag the arrow that appears to the next frame. This will create a connection between the two frames.

Step 4: Set Up Your Animation

In the Prototype tab, you need to set up the animation for the frame transition. Click on the interaction arrow between your frames and then adjust the settings in the properties panel. For a carousel, you’ll want to set the Trigger to On Click and the Animation to Slide or Push. Also, adjust the Easing and Duration according to your preference.

Step 5: Repeat

Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all your frames until all are interconnected. Be sure to connect the last frame back to the first one to create a continuous carousel.

Step 6: Preview

Finally, click on the “Present” button in the top-right corner of the screen to preview your carousel. If you’re happy with the result, you’re done! If not, you can always go back and make adjustments.

Creating a carousel in Figma can seem daunting at first, but with a bit of practice, you’ll be able to create stunning, interactive carousels in no time. Happy designing!